May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015

Dear Members of the Senate,

Later this week the Senate has an opportunity to
pass meaningful and balanced surveillance reform by considering the bipartisan
USA Freedom Act. The bill overwhelmingly
passed the House with 338 votes.  Members
from across the political spectrum supported it.  Delaying action on reform by extending
expiring authorities for two months or any extended period of time would be a
missed opportunity.

The USA Freedom Act prevents the bulk collection
of Internet metadata under various authorities. The bill allows for
transparency about government demands for user information from technology
companies and assures that the appropriate oversight and accountability
mechanisms are in place.

Our companies came together two years ago to push
for essential reforms that are necessary to protect national security,
strengthen civil liberties, reaffirm user trust in the Internet, and promote
innovation. The Senate can begin delivering on those reforms by passing the USA
Freedom Act.


Reform Government Surveillance

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